Portland St. 83, Pepperdine 81

Paul Guede connected on a deep 3-pointer with 5 seconds

remaining to give Portland State an 83-81 win over Pepperdine in

the season opener Friday night.

Melvin Jones led Portland State with 23 points and was among

five Vikings in double figures. Chris Harriel added 16 points and

Chehales Tapscott scored 15 points.

Keion Bell paced Pepperdine with 22 points, while Corbin Moore

chipped in 12 points.

PSU closed an 11-point deficit to within one point at 60-59 with

11:25 left to play.

The Waves grabbed the lead back at 81-80 with 15 seconds to play

on a 3-pointer by Jonathan Dupre’. The Vikings scrambled on their

final possession, but got the ball in the right corner to Guede,

who hit the game winner. Pepperdine could not covert a final-second

shot.

Portland State shot 42 percent from the field while Pepperdine

connected on 52 percent of its shots from the floor.